Linz (full4zaccordion) wrote in little_details,
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3 questions...

1) Would it be possible for someone to either fall or be knocked off the back of a moving motorcycle without getting seriously hurt?

2) One of my characters is lying on his back, spread-eagled, and another character stands over him and shoots him execution-style in the chest with a 9mm handgun. If the character being shot is wearing a medallion of some kind under his jacket, and the medallion is made out of, say, gold or sterling silver, and the bullet hits it, would it stop the bullet?

3) If a person suffers a compound ankle fracture, about how long would they have to stay in the hospital? Or at least, how long till they'd be able to get up out of bed and either walk around on crutches or at least be able to get around in a wheelchair? Does it make any difference in recovery time if the person is a teenager?

Thanks!

EDIT:

Okay, is there any kind of metal that could stop a bullet like that? What happens is, Character A is on his motorcycle with his girlfriend on the back. They're on a two-lane highway out in the middle of nowhere, and the only light, other than the motorcycle headlight is the moonlight. Character B drives up and tries to either get him to slow down or force him off the road. The girlfriend falls off the bike and Caharacter A loses control and slides with his right leg pinned under the bike(It's a Harley BTW). Character B stops the car, gets out, and forces the girlfriend into the trunk of the car at gunpoint(his motivation is to kidnap her). Meanwhile, Character A has at least managed to free his leg, but he's in extreme pain, as the bone has broken through the skin, so he's lying on the pavement, moaning. Character B walks over and stands over him. He doesn't want any witnesses, so he decides to execute him. Character A is wearing a motorcycle helmet, though, and Character B doesn't know if the bullet would go all the way through and he wants the quickest kill possible, so he decides to shoot him in the chest instead of the head. He doesn't lean over or anything. He just points and shoots. Character A feels the impact of the shot but he doesn't know if he's still alive, but instinctively, he plays dead. Since it's so dark and Character A is wearing leather, Character B can't tell if there's any blood, but he assumes Character A is dead and drags him off into the bushes. Then he rolls the bike into the bushes, gets into his car, and drives off. Character A waits 10 min before getting up, in case Character B comes back, then he checks his body to figure out why he isn't dead, and realizes something he was wearing stopped the bullet. He cries for a moment, then he gets up and hobbles down the road to find help.
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